Samuel Andersson, Sirrý Sigurðardóttir, Rikker Dockum, and Claire Bowern present at ICHL24
July 1, 2019
A contingent of Yale linguists has traveled to Canberra, Australia this week for the 24th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, hosted at the Australian National University. Participants from our department include Professor Claire Bowern, PhD candidate Rikker Dockum, and PhD students Sirrý Sigurðardóttir and Samuel Andersson.
Their talks, with links to abstracts, are as follows:
Samuel is presenting a talk titled “Just a Boy and His Birch Bark: The phonology of Onfim’s Old Novgorodian.”
Sirrý is presenting two talks: “Nascent change in Modern Icelandic: The emergence of an indefinite article,” and “Reconstructing Proto-Germanic weather expressions.”
Rikker is also presenting two talks: “Is Tone Phonologically Atomic? The Significance of Syllable Shape in Tone Diachrony,” and “The Tonal Comparative Method: Leveraging Lexical Tone in Historical Linguistics.”